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#ProTipTuesday: How and Why About Bowing Basement Walls

D.J. Clayton, PE is part of the Engineering & Training Team at ECP.  He will be sharing engineering topics on our blog so check back frequently for updates from Don.   The house was likely built by a reputable contractor, built to building codes and inspected… So why is the basement wall cracked and bowing?…

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#FeaturedJobFriday: Helical Piles for a Park Below Sea Level

While we just recently featured Bay Area Underpinning, this week’s Featured Job Friday had to be about a job that Bay Area Underpinning did for Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Lodi, CA. It was a pretty amazing job that we just had to share. The Project: Helical piles were specified for two attractions found at…

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#FeaturedJobFriday: Q&A – Can Foundation Repair Leveling my Sloping Floor?

When homeowners call in to our My Foundation Repairs team, a question we hear quite frequently is “Can foundation repairs fix my sloping floors?” The answer can be yes! Here is an example from Bay Area Underpinning in the Bay Area of California that does just that. Steve Egloff and his team at Bay Area…

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#ProTipTuesday: The Ups and Downs about Expansive Clay Soil

D.J. Clayton, PE is part of the Engineering & Training Team at ECP.  He will be sharing engineering topics on our blog so check back frequently for updates from Don. What is Expansive Clay? Expansive Clay soil can be found across the nation, but is it most prevalent in Middle America and in the southwest.…

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Water & Foundation Problems: By the Numbers

Let’s take a look at the graphic to the right and discuss some of the most common problems our ECP Contractor Partners see when they are out on a job. Our contractors can resolve foundation problems caused by all of these signs, and provide a customized solution for all of your waterproofing and foundation repair…

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#FeaturedJobFriday: Small Things can Mean Big Problems

Sometimes it is the most mundane problem that is an indicator of a foundation problem. We see it all the time. This week’s Featured Job Friday is a perfect example of that.  This past May, KC Waterproofing was contacted about a job in Belton, Missouri. The homeowner was experiencing windows that stick. Upon further inspection,…

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Engineering Marvel: The “Chunnel”

Jeramiah Thomas, PE is part of the Engineering & Training Team at ECP.  He will be sharing engineering topics on our blog so check back frequently for updates from Jeramiah. The Channel Tunnel or “Chunnel” cross under the English Channel from the United Kingdom to France. The original idea for the tunnel was proposed in…

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Red Flags that your may have too much water in your soil

Red Flags that Your Property has Oversaturated Soils

Expansive soils that are oversaturated with water are a leading cause of foundation problems. Around the country currently, we have seen weather problems and flooding that have causes foundation problems and failures. The East Coast has a tropical storm that is being upgraded to a hurricane that will inevitably cause problems there. So we know…

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#FeaturedJobFriday: Hidden Foundation Problems

Dalinghaus Construction Resolves a Problem Uncovered by a Flooring Company For this Featured Job Friday we are going to talk a little bit about foundation problems and how you identify you need foundation repair. There are numerous symptoms including cracks walls, tile, or drywall. Countertops can pull away from the walls, floors can slope, doors…

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#FeaturedJobFriday: Condos Taking on Water in Wisconsin

Waterproofing along the Fox River in Green Bay, WI This week’s Featured Job Friday comes to us from Wisconsin and our friends at ABT. Dave Brehmer shared a recent job that was a really big undertaking. The Riverside Place Condos in Green Bay, Wisconsin had a basement and underground parking and both were taking on…

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